Pianist/Singer Nathan Ferraro's Top 10 Albums of 2008
1- MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
I understood where the band was coming from the first time I heard the songs, playing and hanging with these guys during the summer festival season gave me a greater insight into their passion for their sound. I think MGMT is an important band for all of us.
2- THE KILLERS - Day and Age
The Killers are probably my favorite modern band.
3- CRYSTAL CASTLES - Crystal Castles
Refreshing. 4- CAT POWER - Dark End of the Street
I've been a huge fan of Cat Power for the last 4 years, I look up to her as a songwriter in so many ways.
5- WEEZER - Red Album
While they always sound just like Weezer and I'm always secretly hoping to hear something different, I do love this band for that at the same time. Also, the song "Troublemaker" is a classic.
6- NEYO - Year of the Gentleman
While a lot of people might not recognize it, Neyo is one of the most influential and important songwriters and producers of the last few years, he has a number of incredible songs on this record. I've listened a lot.
7- KINGS OF LEON - Only By the Night
8- KANYE WEST - 808's and Heartbreak
While I prefer Graduation, I think Kanye's production on this record has (sonically) honestly broken some new ground in the mainstream music world, as a musician that's VERY exciting.
9- RADIOHEAD - The Best Of Radiohead
No comment. 10- NEIL YOUNG - Sugar Mountain, Live at Canterbury House
I'll be listening to this record throughout Christmas at home as the soundtrack, and in my car, for the next month or so. I love it. I makes me feel like I was there, kind of.